ESOH 440 Environmental and Resource Economics - Transition to Sustainability

This course is designed to examine how people make choices when their unlimited wants meet scarce resources. Human technology has developed far enough to challenge the limits of the finite globe. This course is intended to provide students an understanding of if or how finite resources of the globe can be sustained for the future within our present economic system of globalization. Areas of focus for the course will include; economics of pollution generation and its control, property rights and their impact upon the design of environmental policy, emission taxes, marketable credits, regulatory standards, and subsidies as potential pollution control tools, economics and policy of contemporary relevant environmental issues associated with renewable resources (fisheries, forests) and non-renewable resources (oil and natural gas), and air pollution as it relates to climate change. This course will provide a bridge to other ESOH courses that concern hazard evaluation, monitoring and control, compliance audits, and enforcement.




ESOH 140